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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Sep 17, 2009 7:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: R.I.P. (Non-Dead)

Her death saddened me in a way that is hard to explain . I heard "Blowin' in the Wind", by people playing it and I by them way before I knew who Bob Dylan was . As the 60's progressed, they became out of date, and unfashionable, and especially in the latter cynical, punk/new wave era . And their earnestness does not sit well with the world of "South Park" .
Though they had hits well into the early 70's, I still associate them with that "Kennedy era". Innocence and optimism ,that may have naive, but even a jaded conservative like me , misses . A nostalgia for a lost time .

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Poster: skies Date: Sep 18, 2009 8:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: R.I.P. (Non-Dead)

"innocence ,optimism,nostalgia" for kennedy who started the viet nam war ?How many civilians and kids were murdered in vietnam ,exactly ? One million ,at least ,probably !at least american hippies could be innocent then ,they really had guts to demand that war stopped ,not like irak and afghanistan ,hippies too old to demand these wars stopped now ! Or maybe they are simply too busy listening to GD's tapes !

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Sep 18, 2009 11:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: R.I.P. (Non-Dead)

Um, I think you misunderstand me . When I talk about the "Kennedy era", I don't mean the President and his policies : I mean the mood ,of that period, before we knew much about Vietnam, and it seemed like "The Scientists" would solve our problems , etc.
Note Dylan, jumped the folkie leftist ship early, and my own feeling line up with his "Another Side>JWHarding" period; but I still can feel the ( Misplaced) hope in the mood, that is also in, those PPM records .
Similar is the Acid optimism of the 67-early 68 period . The sense that if we just all took LSD, or found our inner selves ("instant Zen", the world would be paradise . By the last part of the 60's things got more hard and less spacey , and some times ugly (Altamont) . But I still feel the noble sentiments of "All you need is Love", or "Legend of a Mind" (The Moody Blues") . How ever "culeless " they seem now .I don't know if this makes any sense . Sorry for the ramble .

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Poster: skies Date: Sep 18, 2009 5:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: R.I.P. (Non-Dead)

It's true ,dudley dead ,in those days ,we were hopeful we could change the world ,but europeen youth turned the hope into propaganda for maoist communism ,and wanting none of that sort of worker's paradise ,i preferred the rolling stones and pink floyd ,then woodstock ,and the grateful dead ,pionner LSD trips ,and interesting hippies ,wild bunch with psycadelic arts and scenes .And today I don't regret these choices than got me into finding out there really neat americans ,in california who never gave up about these freedom trails .